|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2004
Release # 04-179
|Target's Hotline: (800) 440-0680
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Summerville Toy Trucks Sets
Manufacturer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: Components on the trucks could detach, posing a choking and sharp point hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes Summerville four-piece truck sets. The multicolored trucks are about 4.5-inches long. Various types of trucks sold in the sets include dump trucks, cement trucks, utility trucks, garbage trucks, box trucks, fuel trucks, and tow trucks. Writing on the trucks includes "EMERGENCY," "HEAVY DUTY," or "CITY SERVICE." "Summerville" and the item number "204 02 0458" are written on the packaging.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2004 through May 2004 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should return the recalled trucks to Target for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Target toll-free at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Target's Web site at www.target.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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